Review: mother!

An incredibly traumatising and dark dive into multiple facets of human nature. She is a resourceful wife set about rebuilding her husband’s old house after it was devastated in a fire. The house holds significance with him, a muse to his poetic and creative writing that he has had much success with. But while she…

Trilogy Review: Death Race (2008, 2010, 2013)

Death Race (2008) The remake of the David Carradine 1975 film is surprisingly star studded and overall a good piece of vehicular entertainment. In the heady future of 2012… Jason Statham plays Jensen Ames (“like the car”) an ex-con working in a steel factory who’s world is turned upside down when he is framed for…

Review: Free Fire

Ninety minutes of hilarity as a dozen gun traders shoot and maim the hell out of each other. Boston, 1978, two gangs meet in an abandoned warehouse to trade money for firearms. But this trade between America and Ireland goes awry as a fight breaks out and uninvited guests arrive, and what was meant to…

Review: Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures is as delightful as it is important. Heartwarming and vital. Based off the true story of three women who challenged all of the social norms in the early 1960s by becoming vital to the success of America’s first manned space flight by NASA. This is the sort of “Girl Power” I can get…

Review: The Great Wall

Yimou Zhang, stop doing collaborations with America, right now. When two European bandits stumble across China’s greatest defensive achievement, The Great Wall, while looking for “black powder”, they discover a terrible and world-ending secret. Well this was pretty dumb. I think the film drops the ball almost immediately with two small points. We open with…

Remake Rumble Review: Ringu

I think if you see The Ring twice in 24 hours it means you are definitely cursed, right?? With the arrival of the delayed – and utterly stupid looking – Rings, this weekend, it is fitting to revisit one of my favourite J-Horror movies, Ringu, and its American counterpart The Ring made four years afterwards….

Review: T2 – Trainspotting

More of a nostalgic love letter to an industry shaking movie of the 90s than anything powerful in its own right. Mark Renton, clean of drugs for twenty years, returns to Scotland in a bid to reconnect with his old friends and unsurprisingly finds them all as awkward and deprived as they had always been….

Review: Trainspotting

One of the most influential films in recentĀ memory for the British film industry, skyrocketing the careers of Ewan McGregor and Danny Boyle. Set in contemporary 1996 Scotland, Trainspotting follows a small group of youths trapped in the grip of heroin abuse. One of them, Mark Renton, looks to better himself but finds the task monumentally…

Review: La La Land

La La Land is a curious blend of the old art of Hollywood musical and contemporary romance movie, and somewhere along the way it hit me really hard! Two people looking to live the dream and excel creatively, one a jazz pianist and the other a budding actress, stumble into one anotherĀ and embark on a…

Review: Split

Director M. Night Shyamalan has had a lot of disgrace in the past, but Split was a decent movie! James McAvoy plays a man with a multiple-personality disorder who kidnaps three young girls for unknown reasons. The girls, while fighting for their freedom, discover their captor has twenty-three distinct personalities inside him. This film, by…